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Suede Leather Flat Tug
Based on 1 reviews
$16.00 - $18.00

Suede Leather Flat Tug

#TOY0001013
Based on 1 review
$16.00 - $18.00
Features
  • 10" long is 1.5" wide, 12" long is 1.75" wide
  • Leather tug with two nylon handles
  • Amish hand-made in the U.S.
  • The 10 inch tug provides a soft biting surface used for initial bite development and younger dogs
  • The 12 inch is a firmer tug

10 Inch

12 Inch

Description

Leather tug with two nylon handles. The 10 inch tug provides a soft biting surface used for initial bite development in younger dogs, while the 12 inch is a firmer tug.

Drive building in adult dogs is always done with the smallest tug. These tug have one handle or two handles. It can be moved very, very quickly. The goal of drive building with a small tug is to move it around your legs and body at a speed that the dog can not get at it. Moving them around in short quick movements forces the dog to move quickly if he has the drive to catch it - when the dog misses the tug it builds frustration and frustration builds drive. Using the longer tugs does not work because the dogs are too quick. It's too easy for them to grab a long tube or the second handle on these longer tugs. So it's much easier to play "keep away" with a smaller tug.

Tugs are not chew toys

This is a photo of a tug that was left unattended with a young dog (6 to 8 months) for about 20 minutes. Tugs are not chew toys and should never be left with dogs alone. When tugs are used correctly, they last for a very long time. When they are left unattended with a dog they may only last minutes.

Close up of a leather tug with a corner bitten off, revealing material used to stuff the tug

Notes

Please keep in mind when ordering that all of our leather tugs are handmade. We try to be as exact as possible with the sizes and colors, but variances do occur.

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Leerburg has some wonderful tugs, I've ordered many. This one, though, is a favorite. I'll tell you why I like it so much...it's thin, lightweight, and not cumbersome,... it lies flat in the back pocket of my vest. It's also made very well, and very sturdy. It has a nice (not overly) strong leather smell...which my pup loves! It's taken a beating and still looks great. And...that it has two handles and nothing for my dog to snag his teeth on round it out as my "go-to" tug. I highly recommend this tug for a dog familiar with tugging. If just starting to tug though, I'd suggest one of the fleece tugs, then go to this one.

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